It is poignant, it is beautiful and it is something we can all relate too on some level or another. His newest song since the Oscar-winning “Writing’s On the Wall” single, Sam Smith brings us a piano-led spectacular piece which finds the singer moving away from a rather volatile relationship.
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Back in the day, the Staple Singers were a hit. Mavis Staples, the 78 year old solo artist who specialized in blues and gospel, has announced a new album that is named If All I Was Was Black and includes 10 new songs. Her collaborator on this is Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, a name often associated with Staples since their Grammy Award for 2010’s You Are Not Alone as Best Americana Album, who has both written the songs and produced the album.
There will be a performance by Morrissey during the LA Hollywood Bowl, a one-off show instead of a tour, taking place on November 10. There is also a biopic in the mix that just came out called England is Mine, while October 20 will see the release of The Queen is Dead, an 1986 Smiths LP deluxe reissue
Yes, yes, yes! It's really happening. After nearly three long years and several snake-related teases, Taylor Swift has confirmed her new album, Reputation, is coming Nov. 10. But fortunately fans will get to hear new music from the pop music queen in really.... just about 24 hours from now – the first single drops Thursday August 24th at Midnight. (as a huge Swifty myself... I won't lie.. I am pretty excited!)
"This is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music underneath the huge drums and guitars," Lee said in a statement. "I've always wanted to shine a light on some of the gorgeous David Campbell arrangements and programming elements in our songs, and that idea snowballed into completely re-doing them with full orchestra, not just strings, elaborate programming and experimentation." The Synthesis Live tour is set to kick off on October 14 from Las Vegas and will be taking the group around the US and Canada. Tickets are already on sale and is accompanied by a free download of the album. It is their first time touring with an orchestra, so there is so much to be looking forward to.
Beautiful Trauma is the upcoming Pink LP that she states she is “certifiably, insanely proud of” in a recent interview. It is due out on October 13 of this year and is her comeback album after five years of being relatively quiet. “What About Us” is the single released which rather intriguingly builds up from a ballad into quite the emotional dance track, complete with some fantastic pounding of drums.
Fifth Harmony is back to a five member cast with the joining of Gucci Mane in the girl band which currently consists of Dinah Jane, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jaurgui, and Ally Brooke, after Camila Cabello’s departure.
Paul McCartney is among the multiple friends helping make Ringo Starr’s latest album a masterpiece. Set to arrive on September 15, 2017, the album cover of Give More Love exudes a very ‘70s meets the new millennium vibe. It will be a classic, available on CD and digital formats from Ume, according to the announcement made on July 7, Ringo Starr’s 77th birthday.
A North American tour is in the works for Arcade Fire this fall, after a European tour throughout the summer months. The Canadian Indie rock band from Montreal is certainly awaited globally, with their “Infinite Content Tour” coming in September and extending to November, while they are currently moving around from Spain to France, UK to Ireland, Germany to the Netherlands, and all over Western European cities. In December, they are also expected to appear at Festival BUE in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Quite the itinerary as we all get to see them live!
Terry McBride may not be a household name, even if you're an avid country music listener, but, I guarantee you know who he is. This legendary song writer has written over 25 songs for Brooks & Dunn alone; including the powerful duet with Reba, If You See Her/If You See Him. His more recent hits include Josh Gracin's Stay With Me (Brass Bed), and Reba's 2010 release, I Keep on Loving You. During our unforgettable interview with Terry, that was just one of the many topics we covered with the most important topic; the recent release of his EP, Hotels & Highways.